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What You'll Learn from the Depression Counsellor Diploma Course

This Depression Counsellor Diploma Course gives students the knowledge they need to begin a career or go on to further study in the area of counselling for depression. Covering 5 distinct areas within the topic of depression, these being: the causes, types, medications, complementary alternative therapies used and counselling approaches.

The course goes deep into what the causes of depression are: including the emotional changes, psychological changes to the brain, and the environmental factors that can lead to depression. Also discussed are the diseases and illnesses related to depression, risk factors, and how analysing sleep patterns/problems can help a counsellor ascertain the kind of depression an individual has.

‘Depression’ is not stand alone diagnosis, as the term covers numerous types of the condition, with a varying scale of severity. Looking at the various depression rating scales and how they subdivide depressive episodes and symptoms into levels of affliction. Students will learn about depression types and the symptoms of each.

To treat imbalances of chemicals in the brain it is common practice for those in the medical profession to prescribe medication for the various types of depression, though this is to treat the symptoms of the condition, using other techniques to help sufferers with the underlying cause of their condition. Students will learn about  the various types of medications used, including the daily doses and possible side effects of each.

Students will learn about various therapies and lifestyle changes that can help those with depression to feel empowered in regaining control of their mental well-being through their involvement in constructive activities and life style management choices.

Finally, students will learn about the wide array of therapeutic approaches used to help patients to manage their depression: from commonly accepted and widely applied practices, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (often abbreviated to ‘CBT’), to more recent developments in the area, and even some combinations of practices.

This approach gives students the knowledge of the applications, modalities and techniques of each therapy type, along with suggestions for further reading, to further increase understanding in particular areas.

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: What Causes Depression?
  • Part 3: Depression and the Brain
  • Part 4: Stress
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Types of Depression
  • Part 2: Cyclothymia
  • Part 3: Dysthymia
  • Part 4: Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Part 5: Therapy for Acute Grief Counselling 
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Medication
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Alternative Therapies
  • Part 2: Tai Chi, Qigong and Acupuncture 
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2:  Brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Part 3: Humanistic Rogerian Person Centered Therapy
  • Part 4: Psychodynamic Counselling - Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Part 5: Managing Depression Using Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
  • Part 6: The Foundations of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
  • Part 7: Managing Depression with Behavioural Techniques:
  • Part 8: Cognitive Hypnotherapy as a treatment for Depression
  • Part 9:  Hypnotherapy Confidence, Relaxation vs Tiredness and Anxiety 
  • Part 10 Present Life Regression – Letting go of the Past 
  • Part 11: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder script
  • Part 12: Gestalt Therapy as a treatment for Depression 
  • Part 13: The Therapeutic Relationship 
  • Module 5 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from the Course?

The Depression Counsellor Diploma Course will help you to better understand depression and the various approaches to helping someone through it.

If you intend to start a career in counselling, with a focus on depression, this course will provide you with a good foundational knowledge of the subject, which you can build upon with further study in a recognised qualification for the position you want.

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The Depression Counsellor Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

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